BlackRock names CEO for Brazil amid Americas shakeup

Massaru Takahashi, a former Banco do Brazil asset management CEO, has worked as a senior management consultant for BlackRock since 2016.

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Seventh pension manager – AFP Uno – enters Chilean market

AFP Uno is the brainchild of Mario Ignacio Álvarez Avendaño, the former chief executive of AFP Cuprum, which since 2013 has been owned by Principal Financial.

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Insurers look carefully at possible entry into pension business

In an interview with Fund Pro Latin America, Jorge Claude highlighted the qualities of the annuity product for execution of pension payments.

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Singular signs distribution alliance with local brokerage Fynsa

Chilean brokerage firm Fynsa has signed on to sell locally-domiciled ETFs created by Singular, a new asset manager made up of ex-Inversiones Security executives.

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Sura retail offering to include locally listed JPM UCITS

The deal was made possible by JPM's listing of 29 Lux-domiciled funds on the Chilean Stock Exchange, which grants the products public-offering status

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Investa to launch independent asset-management unit in 2019

One of the founders of the new asset management firm is Luis Aliste, ex director of investments for Santander Asset Mgt., The firm will focus intensively on private debt markets.

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Ex-Security bigs launch AGF and third-party-fund distributor

The new firm, known as Singular, will distribute OakTree funds and launch two new ETFs. Luis Fernando Pérez, former head of distribution at Inversiones Security, is among the partners.

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Fee shakeup: Peru’s AFP Integra moves to 0% front-end load model

AFP Integra of Sura Group proposed charging only a management fee of 0.82%, while its competitors continue to charge front-end loads.

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Client demand prompts Franklin to launch ETFs in Mexico

Under the guidance of country manager Hugo Petricioli, Templeton is looking to complement its USD 800 million local-fund business with the launch of ETFs.

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BlackRock vet joins DWS in senior Latin-American and US-Offshore sales role

Aiviel Sanchez most recently held the role of offshore relationship manager at BlackRock, where he spent 10 years.

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